The first mini-story arc is over. There are going to be a couple of stand alone gag comics before the next bit of continuity starts. Read more about the new direction I am taking the comic in and how you can help HERE if you haven’t already.
Gigantic thanks to everyone that has donated last week, especially to the new donation subscribers. If you enjoy HE and would like to see it continue and even flourish, I have added $2, $3, and $4 monthly donation subscription options. If you can spare $2 a month for a bunch of comics, I would consider you to be a pretty awesome type of person.
Who would have known Sean Hannity was decended from the Qartheen?
Game Of Thrones basically boils down to matters of real estate. Everyone wants to be their own, as well as everyone else’s, landlord. The desire to collect rent AND not pay it are the only real driving forces behind those seeking power in Westeros. Well, that and sex. Everyone does seem to enjoy a healthy bit of boot-knockery. Everyone except Jon Snow, that is. I bet even Hodor has a romantic trist with a wine barrel or a dresser every now and then. A giant has needs. Hodor (Hodor).
A few notes about Season 2 of Game Of Thrones: A couple of episodes back when Tyrion slapped Joffrey and delivered the line, “And now I have struck a king. Did my hand fall from my wrist?!” I ran out into the street and slapped the shit out of the first privileged blond boy I could find. Stop seducing me, Peter Dinklage! I am a married man (call me)! Is the richest guy in Qarth named Count Duckula Ducksauce? It sure sounds like that’s what he’s saying. Don’t tell me if that isn’t his name. For next season, they either need twice as many episodes or to kill all of the characters twice as fast. As it is, each of the 11 storylines only get a few minutes of screen time a week, which is INCREDIBLY frustrating. I miss Ned.
Now, I’m going to go draw a bath, pour myself a glass of wine and watch a 4 hour loop of Tyrion slapping Joffrey. I’ll probably light some candles.
I am going to be at Dallas Comic Con this weekend with Randy Milholland of Something Positive. I will ONLY BE THERE SATURDAY. Randy will be there Saturday and Sunday. You can find us at table 132. I will have books, prints, stickers and sketch cards, but no shirts. Really testing the waters on this one. If you guys come out and make it a good show, I will probably be back next year in full force.
COMMENTERS: Please make your own “Welcome To…” or other tourism-type slogan for you favorite or least favorite fictional city, village, planet, dimension, etc.
NOTE TO RSS READERS: Based on all of your feedback I have decided to try just putting a thumbnail image with full blog posts in the RSS feed. Seems like most of you don’t mind clicking through since you are using the RSS just a reminder that there is a new comic. Here’s hoping this doesn’t impair the usability of the site for you, since it has the potential to greatly impact my ad revenue. I am also working on the possibility of a premium RSS feed for donation subscribers.
UPDATE 05/18/12: Donation subscribers of any level will get access to an RSS feed with the full comic in it.
Yeah that's right. Count Duckula Ducksauce. And Count Ducksauce is Scrooge McDuck's third cousin twice removed. He didn't work for all that money. He inherited it.
Welcome to Greendale Community College: Now with 50% less rats!
Welcome to Greendale Community College: #1 in the Country for Cross-dressing Heads of Body
Welcome to Greendale Community College: We're Extraor-DEAN-ary!
… The Dean made up all of these.
"Welcome to Alderaan: OUT OF ORDER"
Hey, keep it down will ya!? I'm tired of your weird planet wide S&M orgies that I never get invited to. It's so loud I can hear it all the way here in Malachor. It sounds like millions of voices suddenly crying out in terror over there. If this happens again, I'm calling the Empire on you.
Visit Beautiful Klendathu, excuse our slight bug problem.
There should definitely be a Game of Thrones Monopoly set. I'm actually kinda surprised there isn't one already…
There's this fake one that's pretty good. http://io9.com/5801303/what-if-game-of-thrones-wa…
beautiful comic today 🙂 Glad to see your art not completely covered up by word bubbles!
Welcome to Jurassic Pa-OH GOD MY ARMS, SO MUCH BLOOD! SHOOT HER, SHOOT HER!
AHHHHH!!!! HE'S USING MY ARM AS A BAT!!!!!!! HELP………*THONK*
*minutes earlier* "We're safe … I mean, as long as they haven't learned how to use our arms as bats! Heh heh."
Well, T-rex's arms are too short. They tear yours off and beat you with 'em.
Welcome to Metropolis, home of the world's biggest, fastest, and most efficient construction company.
This also works for whatever town the power rangers lived in. All that industrial space has to be repaired or rebuilt every week. It's amazing.
HAH! That one took me a second.
Welcome to Atlantis, home of the largest unsinkable floating island in the world!
Hoth: Come for the sand, stay for the sarlacc!
I hope to god this is trolling, I mean it HAS to be trolling. Yep, definitely trolling.
I don't think anyone can know what a sarlaac is and then do that without it being intentional.
Even so…fanboy rage rising…
Or just a huge, spastic brain fart…
T'was a gigantic brain fart. Anxiety over a job interview.
There is a chance he got sarlacc confuse with wampa.
you're thinking about mudd's planet. hoth is the one with tribbles and klingons.
Come for the snow, stay for the wampa? Yours sounds more like Tatooine…
I use google reader but more so as a reminder for when there are new comics. I don't mind that you changed it to be a click through. You gotta do what you gotta do. I do have one item of feedback though regarding the new change.
When I click on the title of the comic, I get redirected to a page that says "Content Encoding Error
The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression."
However, if I click on the thumbnail it'll bring me to the comic.
It's minor but I thought I would mention it in case it hasn't been brought to your attention.
PS. You have my support regarding the new direction the comic is going!
Yep, same here. I got here, though, in spite of your attempted exclusionary tactics!
Yeah, I got this thing too.
I never really realized how much of a difference clicking through to the original made but I'll take your word for it and have begun clicking through all my cool comics even if I still read them in google reader, it doesn't hurt that much to have to close an extra tab eh?
A) Thank you for the support, and B) Im pretty sure this is a bug that cropped up today, either on several browsers or google or something. I havent changed anything about the way links are handled but Ive been getting reports all day of various "I clicked this and this weird thing happened." Hopefully it will resolve itself soon.
Speaking of errors, I found one in the alt-text: is the last word supposed to be monster or monitor? Whichever one's funnier, I guess.
You know that scene in LOTR: The Two Towers Extended Edition where Theoden, Gandalf, Aragorn, Eomer, Gimli and Legolas meet the feasting Hobbits at Isengard? Right before they talk to Treebeard, Merry says that Treebeard has "taken over management of Isengard". And every time I watch it, I expect to see an "Under New Management" sign dangling from one of the spires. Alas, no such luck…
Anyway, yeah, just had to get that out, because that's where my mind went in panel #1. 🙂
Also: Welcome to Raxacoricofallapatorius (twinned with Clom). No pickles, please.
tyrion slapping joffrey was a great moment…..again
also i freakin loved this comic, it was awesome
and i too miss ned, poor dead ned
As Hand of the King, Tyrion's line really should have been "Stop hitting yourself! Why are you hitting yourself?"
or "oh look, the hand of the king is hitting the king with the hand of the king's hand"
Welcome to The Eyrie: Free flying lessons, inquire within.
It's actually pretty simple. All you have to do is miss the ground/
All you need is something to distract you. Like a 10-year old that's still nursing.
Welcome to The Eyrie: Got Milk?
You get the Cadillac Eldorado AND the steak knives.
Welcome to Mordor. No Walking Please.
Welcome to Rivendale: Human, your hips are too big, and your face is wrinkled like a dwarf root.
Yeah, I use the RSS feed and clicking through doesn't bother me that much. That being said, if there were a premium full rss feed for subscribers, I'd totally consider the subscription option.
Got someone working on it now. Thanks for the support.
welcome to welcome to new york: explosion/monster/alien/zombie free for 3 weeks
Is that in the Marvel universe?
or every other movie ever involving some kind of doom
Don't forget Chicago; Michael Bay seems to like blowing it up, and Batman hangs out there too.
"As it is, each of the 11 storylines only get a few minutes of screen time a week, which is INCREDIBLY frustrating."
Tell me about it! I saw this coming the minute they announced a TV show. And this problem can only get worse.
It was even worse when you had whole books go by without the mention of your favorite character or storyline. I think they will continue to consolidate characters and compress event timelines. I think they have done a pretty good job so far considering all of the characters and plot lines introduced in the books.
Welcome to Ravenholm, home to the greatest cuddliest crabs
Joel, you a nothing short of a miracle worker. I have been battling a crippling migraine for a week that has sent me the emergency room this week. I am in so much pain, I can't think straight, my head is buzzing and I am trying to get through the day. You made me laugh. Out loud. Bless your heart. You have a such a gift. Thanks for sharing it. You made me happy even for a few minute. It was wonderful.
Glad I could help. Thank you for the kind words.
Welcome to Sunnydale: We've learned how to pluralize "apocalypse"!
Welcome To Hyrule: Three years since the last prophesied cataclysm!
Welcome to the Library: Beware multiple shadows.
Welcome to Roswell: Colonoscopy Capital of the World!
BTW – Typo in Alt-Text: "by a monter".
Hey! Roswell isn't so freakin' weird! It's just filled with greedy money-grabbing people and crazy people. Oh, and there's a bootcamp. Not much else is there.
Um, "anal probe" reference? Too subtle?
Welcome to Skyrim: Here <del>be</del> were dragons!
Bah can't get the strikeout text. But y'all know what I was going for.
Welcome to Skyrim: Watch out for low flying arrows
… yeah I know its and old bit but whatever.
Welcome to Joss Whedon's house: Soon to be a much bigger house.
First Joel I wish you the best of luck, your comic is easily one of my favorites sites on the web, hell you even managed to pull me from Diablo 3 long enough to post on the comments, so I think a Diablo 3 themed one is in order…
New Tristram: Who thought this would be a good idea?
Welcome to Gotham City: We're all mad here.
My next choice was "Wlcome to Gotham City: NOW GET OUT, IF YOU VALUE YOUR LIFE!!!
It's too late. You've already fallen victim to a cunning trap set by The Sign Master.
Welcome to Earth *Will Smith punches you in the face*
This may or may not be a spoiler, but…
FUCK YOU, THEON.
Ah, there. Now it's out of my system…at least until Sunday night.
"Welcome to Vulcan: It's only logical that you're here"
"Come to Qo'noS or die, honorless p'takh!"
"Welcome to Risa; why are you still clothed? Here's your horga'hn; now git you some jamaharon"
"Welcome to Rubicon III, home of the Edo–the Frenchmen of the quadrant! (Just don't piss off our orbiting god, or break our laws!)"
I wonder how many Federation horndogs hate Wesley Crusher for being the one to effectively cock-block them from getting hot Edo tail.
Thank you for the Ducksauce comment – I have heard that from the first minute.
Welcome to The Wall: our felons are the nicest!
And because it's been stuck in my head all night:
Welcome to the machine. Population: my son.
Welcome to Vaes Dothrak: Get the Fuck Out.